Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I had some rotten bananas....... I made Banana Bread.

Yesterday, I threw a banana in the garbage, because it was rotten. I looked at the other three (borderline rotten) bananas and thought I must stop throwing food away. I put them in the refrigerator thinking Sam could use them in a protein shake. Much to my surprise my son decided to take a 2 1/2 hour nap, so I decided to make some Banana Bread.

-This recipe is from -

Beat butter, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda

I used my hand held mixer, because I didn't want to clean my kitchen aide mixer.

Beat in eggs. One at a time

Mash 2 large bananas

Add to mixture along with vanilla extract and beat with mixer

Gradually add flour while beating with mixer on lowest speed

Add nuts (recipe calls for walnuts, but I used pecans-it's what I had in the pantry) and chocolate chips (if desired).

Bake for 60-65 minutes at 350 degrees

And off to Sam's work we go to deliver Banana Bread


1 stick butter or margarine (not spread), softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 2 large)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

add chocolate chips if desired (1 cup)


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Beat butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until blended. Beat in bananas and extract. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in flour just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 60 to 65 minutes until a pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes before removing from pan to rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I think you have the "baking bone", Amber.

No milk, sour cream or cream cheese?

Sounds yummy...I'll give it a try.